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Monday, April 15, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing high macro volatility.

Some of the largest moves in the market today include: US 10Y Treasury Bond has experienced a move of -0.6%. S&P 500 Index (US) has experienced a move of +0.8%. US 2Y Treasury Bond has experienced a move of -0.1%.

U.S. retail sales in March outperformed expectations with a 0.7% increase, bolstered by significant gains at nonstore retailers and gasoline stations, while Eurozone industrial production rebounded by 0.8%, led by capital goods despite an annual contraction of 6.4%.

Meanwhile, the People’s Bank of China maintained its one-year medium-term lending facility rate at 2.5%. These economic data releases are set against a backdrop where escalating Middle East tensions have driven investors towards safe-haven assets after Iran attacked Israel over the weekend.

Oil prices surged amid concerns about supply disruptions reminiscent of early Ukraine war days—furthermore central bank policies remain pivotal as markets anticipate Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech on Tuesday and potential ECB interest rate cuts signaled for June.

AI-generated summaries of notable ETF and macro asset moves:

GDX [+1.3%] Gold prices, driven by geopolitical tensions and safe-haven demand due to Iran-Israel conflict, have influenced the VanEck Gold Miners ETF positively. Alamos Gold’s acquisition of Argonaut Gold is expected to enhance production synergies for gold mining companies in the ETF. Market factors like geopolitical risks and inflation expectations also contribute to sector movements.

XLF [+0.9%] Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund’s recent price movement seems to be influenced by strong earnings from Goldman Sachs, Warren Buffett’s increased stake in Liberty SiriusXM Group, and Mastercard’s efforts for inclusive global growth. Additionally, the fund closely tracked a 0.82% return of the Dow Jones Index with a high correlation of 0.77 during this period, indicating significant influence from broader market movements on its performance.

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CNC [+7.1%] Centene Corp’s stock rose significantly after securing a key Florida Medicaid contract, crucial for child welfare and specialized plans. Wells Fargo raised their price target to $93, reinforcing positive investor sentiment in the company. This news coincided with Centene receiving an average “Moderate Buy” recommendation from eleven ratings firms, indicating favorable outlook among industry professionals analyzing its recent performance. 

STLA [+4.3%] Stellantis NV, known for brands like Chrysler and Jeep, presents a contrarian opportunity as combustion-engine cars hold an advantage amid rising gasoline prices. Analysts rate it a moderate buy with significant upside potential due to its low valuation metrics in the automotive industry facing challenges from electric vehicle manufacturers. Stellantis seems to be outperforming sector peers recently amidst broader market trends impacting global equity sectors such as JPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia Pacific-ex Japan ETF and the Dow Jones Index (US). 

GS [+3.7%] Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported strong Q1 earnings, surpassing expectations with higher revenues of $14.2B and EPS of $11.58 compared to estimates. The investment banking unit saw a 32% increase in fees from completed transactions, while the asset management division showed growth with record quarterly management fees as assets under supervision reached a new high. This positive performance coincided with Goldman Sachs’ stock moving up significantly since the previous close. 

LVMHF [+2.4%] LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE’s recent performance appears to be influenced by movements in Asian markets, as indicated by its correlation with the JPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia Pacific-ex Japan ETF. This suggests interconnectedness between regions and industries that could impact luxury goods companies like LVMH. Additionally, LVMH seems to be outperforming its sector peers recently. 

LMT [+1.7%] Lockheed Martin Corp’s stock saw a positive price movement today after JPMC upgraded the company to Overweight with a new price target, reflecting confidence in its future performance. Social media buzz also highlighted this upgrade and raised price target, potentially influencing investor sentiment positively. Lockheed seems to be outperforming sector peers recently as well.

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